HC Deb 16 March 1894 vol 22 cc441-2
MR. MAXWELL (Dumfriesshire)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether the Commissioners of Police Burghs, created under "The Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892," are entitled to undertake the management and maintenance of the highways within the burgh in terms of "The Roads and Streets in Police Burghs (Scotland) Act, 1891"; and whether the Commissioners of such police burghs participate in the grants made under "The Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act, 1890," and under "The Education and Local Taxation Account (Scotland) Act, 1892"; and, if not, whether he proposes by provisions in the Local Government Bill to put such police burghs in the same position as those formed under "The General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act, 1862"?


The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the negative. The police burghs created tinder the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892, do not participate as police burghs in the grants referred to in the second part of the question, and this point is at present under the consideration of the Government in connection with the Local Government Act Amendment Bill.